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How a person’s life can change from one minute to the next

December 14th, 2011 No comments

Weekly Quote

“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” Disraeli

Weekly TimBit – Life changing moments.

Ever notice how a person’s life can change from one minute to the next?

1. A loved one passes away. And you think about all of the unspoken words and undone deeds.

2. Say the words ‘I Do,’ and your life is never the same.

3. A car accident – bang.

4. Your first child peeks his/her head out from the safety of the womb and, bingo, you are a parent for the rest of your life.

5. Those fateful words: “You are fired.”

6. The weather tears away at the fabric of your home, leaving a pile of debris in its wake.

7. You read and re-read the numbers on your lottery ticket in misbelief.

8. The Doctor says – “you have cancer.”

9.The Doctor says – “you are cured.”

There are many other positive and negative life-changing minutes in life. Yes, I understand that when you say “I Do,” there were most likely months or even years of courting, and when you hear your child’s first cry there were months of anxious waiting and excitement, but these actual events seldom take more than a few minutes to actually happen. And then your life is never the same.

I have experienced many positive and negative life-changing minutes during my 60 plus years of traveling down the highways of life, and I can tell you that from my perspective one can never really know the full and total consequences or impact of these life-changing minutes – whether it is as a parent of a child, a business owner, or the son or daughter of a parent who has left this earth plane. So, Tim, what is your point in this article?

I am asking you to grasp the importance of every critical life moment because you never know . . . . Each one can bring with it a series of new consequences, challenges, opportunities, and decisions. Make these decisions carefully when you can, recognizing that in the end, each of us is responsible for our own destiny and how it is defined by us and the world and the quality of our lives and what we take from this life and what we give back to it. Yes, there are many events that occur in our lives that are beyond our ability to control or understand. But, we can still learn to live with acceptance, passion, freedom and patience regardless of the impact of these events in our lives.

The adventure of life is just that, an adventure. It brings with it surprises, lessons, failures, people who impact our attitudes and behavior, uncertainty, opportunity and lots and lots of questions. But, in the end each of us will be held accountable by life not just for how we lived it, but who we helped, what we shared, who we scorned and what we left undone. Relish the moments of your life – each and every one of them. Because the rest of your life could change forever – in the next minute!

Question for the week

Are you living life fully – one minute at a time? Recommended Reading Stake Your Claim, Fox Make it a great week, In His service, Tim